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Fundraise for Family Table

The mission of Family Table is to end hunger in the Greater Boston Jewish community while serving people who need our assistance regardless of religious affiliation. Family Table fulfills its mission by providing kosher food, creating a caring Jewish connection, and empowering people to make healthy eating a part of their daily lives.

There are so many great reasons to fundraise for Family Table! Here are just a few:

  • It’s simple. You choose the type of fundraiser: host an event, celebrate a special occasion, or create a virtual fundraiser.
  • It’s personal. Your fundraiser reflects your passion for ending hunger in our community. Engage your network at a time that works best for you.
  • It’s helpful. Your fundraiser will help Family Table provide nutritious groceries, Jewish holiday and ritual items, and healthy recipes to more than 500 families each month.
  • It’s free. There is no cost to set up a fundraiser, and you can decide on a fundraising goal that’s comfortable for you.

Now is an especially great time to fundraise for Family Table because an anonymous donor is currently matching gifts dollar for dollar. Every donation your fundraiser receives will double in impact! 

For more information on the different ways that you can fundraise for Family Table, check out the panes below. 

Host an Event

Host an Event

Hosting an event is a wonderful way to raise money for Family Table. To get started, review our Event Hosting Guide. This handy how-to is intended for individuals and organizations who want to offer a donation to Family Table from the proceeds of a fundraising event, activity, or a cause-related-marketing promotion.

Once you have a plan for your event, please complete our Host an Event form

If you’re not sure what type of event to hold, feel free to take inspiration from the following tried-and-true fundraisers:

  • Bake-off: Run a traditional bake sale but spice it up with a little friendly competition. Assemble a panel of judges and have competitors in the bake-off submit their desserts for review. Charge for admission and/or sell the baked goods to help support Family Table.
  • Car Wash: Grab friends, family members, fellow students, teammates, or colleagues and host a car wash with proceeds going to Family Table.
  • Fantasy Sports: Encourage people in your network to join a fantasy sports league and set aside a portion of everyone’s entrance fee for Family Table.
  • Garage Sale: Sell your unwanted clothes, furniture, books, and gadgets with all or a portion of the proceeds donated to Family Table.
  • Spin/Yoga: Ask your local spin/yoga studio to hold a special fundraising session, with a portion or all of the class fee donated to Family Table.

Celebrate a Special Occasion

Celebrate a Special Occasion 

Raising money for Family Table can make your next special occasion even more meaningful. Instead of presents, invite family and friends to make a gift to Family Table to celebrate birthdays, graduations, bar/bat mitzvahs, anniversaries, or other special occasions. 

Once you know the details for your celebration, please fill out our
Special Occasion form.

When you invite your guests to your celebration, remember to mention that you are soliciting donations in lieu of gifts! Feel free to adapt the sample invitation below for your needs. 

Sample Text for an Invitation


Sophie’s Birthday Party

Sophie has opted for a “no gifts” party. She would love it if anyone who is able would instead please make a donation to Family Table, a program of Jewish Family & Children's Service. Family Table provides nutritious kosher groceries to more than 500 families each month.

Please visit
 www.jfcsboston.org/SophiesBirthday to help ensure that others in our community have the healthy food they need to feed their families. An anonymous Family Table donor is matching gifts dollar for dollar, so your contribution will double in impact! Thank you so much!

Create a Virtual Fundraiser

Create a Virtual Fundraiser

If you’re active on social media, creating a virtual campaign can be a phenomenal way to encourage your network to support Family Table.

Before launching your campaign, be sure to fill out our Virtual Fundraiser form, so we can send you our social media toolkit. 

Here are a few tips for fundraising via social media: 

  • Create a fundraiser on Facebook. Facebook has a built-in fundraising feature that makes asking for donations a breeze. For more information, check out our step-by-step guide to setting up a Facebook fundraiser
  • Provide regular updates. Keep your connections up to speed on developments in your campaign by posting updates every few days. Keep these posts short, cheerful, and encouraging to motivate more people to donate. To help get you started, JF&CS will provide sample social media posts for your campaign. 
  • Diversify your platforms. Facebook and Twitter are popular and widely used, making them strong places to start, but they’re not your only options! Take advantage of the features and formats offered by different platforms, like sharing pictures on Instagram. Remember that your networks will be inspired in different ways to give.
  • Remember links on Instagram. Looking for an easy way to engage your Instagram followers? If you’re using Instagram, you can provide a link to our donate page in your bio (JF&CS will provide a custom link for your campaign). Links can also be added to individual posts, but they will not be clickable.

Questions?

For more information or questions about fundraising for Family Table, please contact Terri Grogan at 781-693-5707 or tgrogan@jfcsboston.org.

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